M 4.5 in Japan on 26 Nov 2020 20:54 UTC
EQ parameters
Shakemap
Tsunami

Event summary

This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: 4.5M
Depth: 63.66 Km
Lat/Lon: 39.6593 , 142.2864
Event Date: 26 Nov 2020 20:54 UTC
27 Nov 2020 05:54 Local
Exposed Population:
680000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us7000ck4v
Inserted at: 26 Nov 2020 22:07 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.5 (Japan)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000ck4v Scaled population (vector) 5.48  
  C1 earthquake 0.73  
  C2 earthquake -0.22  
  Country Vulnerability -0.71  
  INFORM_normalised 0.57  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1345055 0 26 Nov 2020 20:54 4.5M, 63.66km N/A 680 thousand (in 100km) 01:13 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Japan , Region of Tohoku (population 9,984,608) . The nearest places are Sasasawa, Omoe, Ishihama, Sakikuwagasaki, Miyako, Taro, Sakiyama, Aonotaki, Akamae, Oura, and Morioka.

Radius Population
100 km 680000 people
75 km 200000 people
50 km 100000 people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Tohoku Japan 9.9 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Sasasawa Iwate Japan Village - 24 km
Omoe Iwate Japan Village - 26 km
Ishihama Iwate Japan Village - 26 km
Sakikuwagasaki Iwate Japan Village - 27 km
Miyako Iwate Japan City 50000 people 28 km
Taro Iwate Japan Village - 28 km
Sakiyama Iwate Japan Village - 28 km
Aonotaki Iwate Japan Village - 28 km
Akamae Iwate Japan Village - 30 km
Oura Iwate Japan Village - 31 km
Sukuiso Iwate Japan Village - 31 km
Tsugaruishi Iwate Japan Village - 31 km
Ko-Tashiro Iwate Japan Village - 31 km
Settai Iwate Japan Village - 32 km
Osawa Iwate Japan Village - 33 km
Sukinosawa Iwate Japan Village - 33 km
Omoto Iwate Japan Village - 34 km
Neichi Iwate Japan Village - 34 km
Dogahana Iwate Japan Village - 34 km
Koyatori Iwate Japan Village - 35 km
Roki Iwate Japan Village - 35 km
Unata Iwate Japan Village - 36 km
Yamada Iwate Japan Village 20000 people 36 km
Funakoshi Iwate Japan Village - 37 km
Nakasato Iwate Japan Village - 37 km
Miyamoto Iwate Japan Village - 39 km
Hikime Iwate Japan Village - 39 km
Kiriushi Iwate Japan Village - 40 km
Hamaiwaizumi Iwate Japan Village - 40 km
Otomo Iwate Japan Village - 41 km
Shimanokoshi Iwate Japan Village - 41 km
Takashizu Iwate Japan Village - 42 km
Moichi Iwate Japan Village - 42 km
Shimanokoe Iwate Japan Village - 42 km
Matsuyashiki Iwate Japan Village - 42 km
Kirikiri Iwate Japan Village - 44 km
Anto Iwate Japan Village - 44 km
Kami-ugei Iwate Japan Village - 44 km
Hirananamisawa Iwate Japan Village - 46 km
Haratai Iwate Japan Village - 46 km
Tetsuzan Iwate Japan Village - 46 km
Iwaizumi Iwate Japan Village - 46 km
Shimo-Yashiki Iwate Japan Village - 47 km
Kariya Iwate Japan Village - 47 km
Otsuchi Iwate Japan Village 16000 people 47 km
Muroba Iwate Japan Village - 48 km
Kozawa Iwate Japan Village - 48 km
Fudai Iwate Japan Village - 48 km
Nakagawara Iwate Japan Village - 49 km
Wainai Iwate Japan Village - 49 km
Hakozaki Iwate Japan Village - 49 km
Numafukuro Iwate Japan Village - 50 km
Horoiwa Iwate Japan Village - 50 km
Nishoishi Iwate Japan Village - 50 km
Unozumai Iwate Japan Village - 50 km
Ryoishi Iwate Japan Village - 51 km
Niita Iwate Japan Village - 51 km
Tozawa Iwate Japan Village - 51 km
Honden Iwate Japan Village - 52 km
Fudaba Iwate Japan Village - 52 km
Hagyu Iwate Japan Village - 53 km
Matsubashi Iwate Japan Village - 53 km
Utsuno Iwate Japan Village - 54 km
Torii Iwate Japan Village - 54 km
Owatari Iwate Japan Village - 54 km
Asanai Iwate Japan Village - 54 km
Tsunagi Iwate Japan Village - 55 km
Yokouchi Iwate Japan Village - 55 km
Akasawa Iwate Japan Village - 55 km
Kamaishi Iwate Japan City 42000 people 55 km
Sawa Iwate Japan Village - 55 km
Hashino Iwate Japan Village - 56 km
Sekine Iwate Japan Village - 56 km
Takasuka Iwate Japan Village - 56 km
Shirahama Iwate Japan Village - 57 km
Horinai Iwate Japan Village - 57 km
Anazawa Iwate Japan Village - 57 km
Katasu Iwate Japan Village - 57 km
Obatake Iwate Japan Village - 57 km
Heida Iwate Japan Village - 57 km
Noda-Tamagawa Iwate Japan Village - 57 km
Kami-Heida Iwate Japan Village - 58 km
Hinata Iwate Japan Village - 59 km
Kado Iwate Japan Village - 59 km
Motomura Iwate Japan Village - 59 km
Kawauchi Iwate Japan Village - 59 km
Nei Iwate Japan Village - 60 km
Hanjoshi Iwate Japan Village - 60 km
Tamagawa Iwate Japan Village - 61 km
Tanegura Iwate Japan Village - 61 km
Kojirahama Iwate Japan Village - 62 km
Kami-Tokusari Iwate Japan Village - 63 km
Hongo Iwate Japan Village - 63 km
Sekizawa Iwate Japan Village - 63 km
Oishi Iwate Japan Village - 63 km
Noda Iwate Japan Village - 64 km
Odaira Iwate Japan Village - 64 km
Ohashi Iwate Japan Village - 64 km
Kuki Iwate Japan Village - 65 km
Ochiai Iwate Japan Village - 65 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Miyako JPMYK Japan 27 km
Yamada Japan 36 km
Fudai Japan 47 km
Kamaishi JPKIS Japan 55 km
Ofunato JPOFT Japan 83 km

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Gandoko Gando Tandogawa 1960 81 km
Setsukinaidamuko Setsukinai Setsukinaigawa 1986 85 km
Sotoyama Sotoyama Sotoyamagawa 1943 87 km
Taseko Tase Sarugaishigawa 1954 90 km
Tsunatori Tsunatori Nagatsugawa 1982 93 km
Yukiyagawa Yukiyagawa Yukiyagawa 1976 96 km
Nanbukatafujiko Shijushida Kitakamigawa 1968 98 km

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